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Scholarships and Bursaries

Every year Brunel University London offer over 600 scholarships, bursaries and discounts to HOME, EU and INTERNATIONAL students. Our wide range of scholarships and bursaries are awarded based on a whole range of criteria - are you eligible? Read the terms and conditions listed below to find out.

How do I apply? 

The majority of our scholarship awards require an application to be submitted. To be considered, you will need to be in receipt of an offer on one of our courses starting in 2023 and have submitted the relevant application form in line with the terms and conditions. Further details can be found below. 

Brunel Bursaries are based on under-represented criteria and most of our bursaries do not require an application. Please check the individual terms and conditions below.

Meeting the eligibility criteria does not equate to entitlement to a scholarship or bursary. Please use the tool below to locate the most relevant scholarship and bursary for you, if you have any questions, please email

Important Information regarding Scholarships, Bursaries and Brunel University London Discounts 

If you are eligible for more than one scholarship or bursary, you will be awarded the scholarship or bursary with the highest monetary value. Please check EACH terms and conditions page below for further information on the criteria. If you are applying for a scholarship or discount and have been asked to submit evidence along with your application, please do so in a timely manner. If your application is incomplete, the scholarships team will not be able to assess your application. Each individual terms and conditions will advise you on how evidence should be submitted.

Banco de Mexico FIDERH Scholarship

Brunel University London and the Mexican Fund for Human Resources Development (FIDERH) have partnered to provide full time students on Postgraduate taught and Postgraduate research courses with a 15% discount on tuition fee's. The Scholarship is for Mexican students in receipt of a loan or financial support from FIDERH, a trust managed by the Central Bank of Mexico. The applicant should apply for the programme at Brunel in the usual way and apply for a FIDERH loan. More information regarding the application process and deadlines can be found on the FIDERH website. If you have any questions, please contact: 
Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research 15% discount

British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM Terms and Conditions 2023/24

Brunel is proud to support the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM. For 2023 we are offering five fully funded scholarships for female students from the Americas region (eligible countries only, see below) as part of the British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM. We are looking for women with a background in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM. This scholarship is only available to full-time international students only and will only be paid once for each eligible level of study, subject to meeting progression requirements. What does it mean to receive a British Council Scholarship for Women in STEM? Hear from some of our 21/22 scholars as they talk about what it's like to receive a scholarship and study STEM at Brunel here
PostgraduateDeadline: 7 April 2023 Varies

Brunel Family Discount Terms and Conditions

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research 10% off the tuition fees for every year of the course

Brunel Graduate Discount

Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research 15% discount

Brunel Medical School International Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2023/24

Brunel Medical School (BMS) is pleased to offer 5 prestigious scholarships for International students. The scholarship scheme is for overseas fee-paying applicants only and the awards will be based on merit.
Undergraduate 15% of the annual tuition fee

Brunel Sanctuary Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2023/24

The Brunel Sanctuary scholarship is an extremely important step towards enabling people who have fled persecution and are seeking asylum in the UK to be given the opportunity to attend higher education. The scholarship was introduced in 2018 and is open to eligible students who have received an offer to study on a full time Undergraduate course starting in September 2023. Brunel pathway College (BPC) applicants are eligible to apply for the Scholarship.
UndergraduateDeadline: 31 March 2023 Please see the below.

Bursaries 2023/24

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Varies

Chevening (External Scholarship) 2023/24


COLFUTURO Scholarship (Only eligible for Colombian applicants)

Two tuition fee discounts of 50% for two Masters or PhD students for a maximum of three years Plus 15% discount on tuition for all eligible COLFUTURO beneficiaries for a period of one year for Masters programmes and three years for PhD.For more information refer to the COLFUTURO website. Please click here.
Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research 15-50% discount.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (External Scholarship) 2023/24

Postgraduate Varies

Dean’s International Scholarship for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy (Physical Therapy) and Life Sciences Terms and Conditions 2023/24

Undergraduate, Postgraduate £2,000

Doctoral Researcher / PhD Studentships

Applications are invited for ONE full time PhD studentship for this project with Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), to be agreed at interview.
Postgraduate Research Varied

Doctoral Researcher Funding Opportunities

Postgraduate Research Varies

Early Payment Discount

All students who are responsible for paying their own course fees in full, and who pay the full amount of fees due at or before their scheduled date of registration, may receive a early payment discount of 2% on the net course fee i.e after the application of any other discounts to which they may be entitled. Further details can be found in the Student Financial Policy.
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research 2% discount.

External Funding (Includes information on scholarships for CURRENT students) 2023/24

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Postgraduate Research Varies

FINS SCHEME- Educational Loan for EU Students

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Varies

International Excellence Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2023/24

Undergraduate, PostgraduateDeadline: 30 April 2023 £6,000

MBA Scholarship (Full-time & Part-time) Terms and Conditions 2023/24

The Brunel Business School (BBS) are offering a number of prestigious scholarships for UK and overseas (including EU) applicants joining the Brunel MBA in September 2023 and January 2024 of the 2023/24 academic year. Brunel Pathway College (BPC) and Brunel Language Centre (BLC) students can apply for this scholarship after successful completion of their pre-masters’ course. Successful awardees may be expected to undertake specified duties as Brunel Ambassadors for the Brunel Business School (BBS). Activities might involve representing the MBA programme at internal and external marketing and recruitment events, providing guest talks and seminars to undergraduate/postgraduate students, providing reports on each event and writing a Brunel MBA Blog and/or other initiatives as appropriate. In addition, awardees will also be expected to assume mentoring responsibilities as required by BBS. Scholarship winners will be contacted by the MBA or Marketing team as and when participation is required.
PostgraduateDeadline: 1 August 2023 Varies

MSc Lightweight Structures and Impact Engineering Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Postgraduate Varies

MSc Oil and Gas Engineering Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Postgraduate Varies

MSc Structural Integrity (Asset Reliability Management) Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Postgraduate Varies

Music Awards

We offer a number of Music Awards each year. Awards enable you to continue your musical development whilst you are at University by covering all or part of the cost of individual professional vocal or instrumental tuition during your time at Brunel. Music award holders will receive up to ten hours of individual music tuition covered per year. For further information, visit the Music awards page.
Undergraduate, Postgraduate Varies

NSIRC Scholarships Terms and Conditions

Postgraduate Varies

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2023/24

Postgraduate 15% discount

Postgraduate Care Leaver Bursary Terms and Conditions 2023/24

PostgraduateDeadline: 31 August 2023 £5000

Sports Scholarship Programme 2023/24

We have a history of supporting talented sportsmen and sportswomen that dates back to the 1960s. The Sports Scholarship Programme is more than just financial assistance; it is designed to the particular needs of athletes with outstanding sporting ability in higher education. For further details please visit our Sports scholarships page.
Undergraduate, Postgraduate Up to £3000

Urban Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2023/24

UndergraduateDeadline: 1 September 2023 £3,000